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 Post subject: Marguerite River
PostPosted: March 20th, 2010, 11:05 pm 
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I am considering a trip from Johnson Lake to the winter road crossing on the Firebag River. It's about 170 km with a 100m drop. I was wondering if anyone has any info on this river? It's small and there aren't any bail out points so one needs to have one's poop in a group. If you think float planes are expensive wait till you pay for a helicopter! Me thinks a small chain saw might useful as well. I think 14 days should be adequate to see some really pretty country. I do know there have been a number of Grizzly bear sighting in the area as well, seeing one would pay for the trip, they are rare in the north east side of the province

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 Post subject: Re: Marguerite River
PostPosted: March 21st, 2010, 11:02 am 
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Hi Doug,

I don't know a lot about the trip, but I have contemplated it myself. Looking at Google Earth, the creek coming out of Johnson lake seems to peter out into nothing. There is a quad trail along a portion of the west side of the Marguerite, so there are some bailout points, but they're all relatively far into the trip. You could also go past the winter road bridge on the Firebag, as there's another good trail that intersects the Firebag closer to its mouth. I can send you a Garmin Mapsource file with some info in it including, the quad trails and some of the lakes that I had considered flying into.

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 Post subject: Re: Marguerite River
PostPosted: March 21st, 2010, 5:51 pm 
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I selected the winter road crossing as it is a good take out and you can get a truck to it. You can get to the other trail as well but it's longer. Based on my experience from Koop lake to Derksen lake on the Clearwater last year the small chainsaw would be real handy. Iexpect the creek in the hard to section looks a lot like thisImage or like this

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 Post subject: Re: Marguerite River
PostPosted: March 21st, 2010, 5:53 pm 
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